Bims COINIV PROGRESS
Published Every Friday.
J. DOYLE JONES, Editor and Pub.
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Entered a second-class matter, Novem
ber X, 1907, at the postoffice at Jackson, Grt.
Telephone No. 166.
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Official Organ Butts County
And the City of Jackson.
Why is Mexico?
Why not some baseball for
Jackson this summer?
The consistent booster is the
one who accomplishes things.
Macon captured the capital Sat
urday —but left it in Atlanta.
Where is the old fashioned per
son that knew just when the war
Wonder if those mosquitoes at
Eastman will be de-fanged for
the press meeting?
Bet Jack Slaton thinks this bus
iness of being governor is not
what it’s cracked up to be.
Sure enough Butts county is
getting her full share of travel
over the Dixie highway. Good
roads will tell.
Nearly camp meeting time in
Georgia. Watermelons soon be
ripe, too. Who cares if the leg
islature is in session?
Economy is the watchword of
this general assembly, yet one of
the first things done was to ap
propriate S4OO for spring water!
Governor Harris is strong for
a better educational system and
the wiping out of illiteracy in
Georgia. The people are with
you on this line. Governor.
If the editor of The Macon
News is as fond of the succulent
young cucumber as he is of the
tender young onion and squash
maybe we can send him a crate
or two of this fruit.
Oliver Bloodworth of The Mon
roe Advertiser wants people to
All right, we’ll quit on condition
that you hold down freak legis
lation and swat the time-killing
The appointmentment of Hon.
W. E. H. Searcy, Jr., as judge
of the superior courts of the
Flint circuit is one that will give
general satisfaction. He suc
ceeds one of the most popular
judges in the state.
C handsome young fellow with
the versatility of Oliver Blood
worth, who in addition to getting
out one of the best papers in the
state, finds time to help run the
legislature, ought not to have any
trouble in fastening the domes
tic yoke about his neck.
An effort is being made to
merge DeKalb county with
Fulton. Who’s Jonah and
who’s the whale?—Butts
We are the whale all right,
but we have no appetite for
Jonah.—DeKalb New Era.
Good bye. old Grape Juice.
You fermented on the Amer
ican public. —Butts County
Yes, and came dern nigh
giving ’em cramp colic and
cholera morbus. —Walton Tri
Jackson is going to have a
fair this fall, beginning Oc
tober 19th, for four davs.
Well, here’s to its success,
Editor Jones. Monticello
Come over. The tickets will
be distributed later and we’ll re
Wonder if the moon never
gets tired of being full? —
Butts County Progress.
Not any more so than the
If we didn’t know Noble Penn
to be a perfectly good Shriner
we’d think he was speaking from
experience, but the red-topped
fellows never drink anything but
Monroe county wants one
county commissioner, whose
salary is to be $1,200 annual
ly, with a clerk at $6OO per
year. A large number of
counties have adopted the
one commissioner plan within
the last few years.—Butts
Just exactly what we want
in Jasper, brother. Tell us
how you people over in Butts
county like your one commis
sioner plan. We believe it is
only a matter of a few short
years before all counties in
Georgia will adopt the one
This system is all right. It all
depends on the man elected.
The Butts County Progress
and The Savannah Press are
having a dispute as to wheth
er it should be Indian Spring
or Indian Springs. Well,
most folks in these parts who
have been journeying all their
lives over to the Butts coun
ty health resort call it
“Springs,” but the truth is
that there’s only one spring
there and the post office’s
name is given by the govern
ment as Indian Spring. So,
you can just take your pick. —
We do not care how much
they argueoverthe “Springs”
just so they leave the water
That just about expresses it.
The Baptist church at Jackson
has taken a decided forward step.
The new church building is equip
ped with a large swimming pool,
a gymnasium and a room for the
Boy Scouts. The boys need ex
ercise, they must have recrea
tion, they’re obliged to have
somewhere to go, so why not let
them enjoy the pleasures of life
and develop themsevles for the
high duties of citizenship under
the proper influence? If more of
the churches of the state would
follow this excellent lead of the
Jackson Baptist church it would
mean much for the future relig
ious life of this country.—Mon
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THE OWL PHARMACY
SHOW A DECREASE
Probably due to the depression
caused by the foreign war, tax
returns of Butts county show a
decrease over 1914 of $153,895.
Only one district, Coodys,
shows a gain over the previous
The tax digest has just been
completed and was carried to At
lanta by Judge J. H. Ham a few
days ago and turned over to Tax
Commissioner Hart. Real estate
values about held their own. The
largest decrease was in personal
property. This decrease was to
be expected, for the stocks of
merchandise are not as large as
they were a year ago and several
hundred head of valuable horses
and mules were sold to the war
ring nations of Europe. There
was an increase in the number of
colored property owners making
returns, as well as the amount
of property returned.
The total taxable values are
$2,210,802, as compared with
$2,364,697 last year. Of that
amount $2,119,926 is the proper
ty of whites, and $90,876 the re
turns of colored property owners.
The returns by districts for
1914 and 1915 follow herewith:
Buttrill $ 192,058 $ 176,570
Coodvs 103.425 106,801
Dublin 84.367 182,806
In. Spgs. 263,184 243,225
Ir. Spgs. 86,131 81,859
Jackson 1,337,268 1,231,530
Towaliga 127,375 123,534
Worthville 82,005 73,601
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